Duz Mancini & The Wasted Shades

Duz Mancini & The Wasted Shades

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Americana Rock


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"12 Bands You Should Listen To"

Duz Mancini’s twangy, Dylan influenced vocals give credence to the band’s alt-country, Americana milieu. Incidentally, the artist began life as an Los Angeles-based outfit before settling home in the New Orleans indie rock scene. Considering their brand of music, here’s betting they were more than welcome. - Paste Magazine

"UnderDog Story"

Duz Mancini was the last band member standing in his late group. Local indie-Americana band Coyotes had been around since 2010 and played Voodoo, Buku, and countless club dates, but only Mancini was left and he was back to square one, booking his own gigs, and deciding what comes next.

Mancini resolved to continue writing music, and after drawing on local talents, Jonny Campos and Kirkland Middleton, (Lost Bayou Ramblers) he found himself with a re-imagination of a band that had once been nothing more than a folk project. Mancini’s belief in his music’s durability fuels his persistence, and he believes “a song should be built to last. I ask myself, Will this be good in 5 years? If so, we will showcase it live. Then we can determine whether or not it will make it to the catalogue.” - MySpiltMilk


Still working on that hot first release.



Best known as co-founder and frontman of alt-country outfit Coyotes, Los Angeles born Duz Mancini's latest solo project, Duz Mancini & The Wasted Shades, highlights Mancini's unique brand of warm and reflective indie rock.  Mancini's free and easy guitar work and self-reflective songwriting showcase this natural-born guitarists's distinct "Cosmic Americana" sound. 
No newcomer to the New Orleans scene, Mancini established Coyotes in 2009 and went on to head several other well received projects, including Juno Dunes and Scorpedos. With healthy interest from the local scene and a growing fan base, dates at Jazz Fest, SXSW, ACL, Voodoo Fest, and Buku materialized, as did multiple tours throughout the U.S.; including support spots for Sturgill Simpson, Dawes, Delta Spirit, Violent Femmes, Hurray For the Riff Raff, The Revivalists, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Whigs, Gary Clark Jr, Houndmouth, and Trombone Shorty.

After 6 years of extensive touring across the US, Mancini retreated to Nashville to focus on a career in song-writing, begin work on a solo album, and most importantly to pursue sobriety.  Upon returning to New Orleans in late 2017, Mancini teamed up with Johnny Campos and Kirkland Middleton (both of the Lost Bayou Ramblers), David Hart (Sweet Crude, Motel Radio) and Grant D'Aubin to form Duz Mancini & The Wasted Shades. Ex-Coyotes manager Ron Richard has been assisting the group getting off the ground since Mancini's return with support slots at One Eyed Jacks, as well as regional plays.  

Influenced by modern legends such as Neil Young, Wilco and Harry Nilsson, Mancini's latest work with the Wasted Shades, slated to be released Winter '19, showcases Mancini's well-honed style and natural craftsmanship; and solidifies his spot as a mainstay in the New Orleans music community. 

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